Don’t touch the third rail.
You’ve probably heard people in politics talk about the “third rail” – the one on a subway track that carries the electric power.
In Congress, the “third rail” has traditionally been a hot-button issue like Social Security. If you even hint at reducing benefits or raising the eligibility age, you face the wrath of hordes of seniors and baby boomers who just might turn you out of office.
You don’t survive touching the third rail.